Thailand is often associated with majestic elephants, picture perfect settings, blue water beaches, amazing islands, vibrant nightlife, exotic culture and arts. All these things can be seen and experienced at most parts of the country irrespective of where one heads out to. The traveller who comes to the Samui region can expect to see all these and much more.
Amongst the diverse attractions located in the Samui area, there is Ang Tong National Marine Park. Comprising of more than 42 islands there are deserted beaches, limestone massifs and even tropical rainforests growing in verdant shades. One of the main reasons for the Marine park area to be considered extremely special is because it is believed that the geographic features of these islets are vastly different from the other islands in the area.
For any traveller exploring the region, this is ideal for a day trip. The collection of islets is a great place to explore and some of the outcrops that rise from the water reach several hundred meters up into the sky. The water, winds and time has created diverse patterns and shapes on these rocks. There are also mini beaches and coves created by nature. Those who are into wildlife and nature would be interested to know that some exotic species and wildlife can also be spotted here. Among the better known species are hair nosed otters, white bellied sea eagles, Asian long tailed monkeys, pacific reef egrets, tortoises, ashy drongos, lizards, sea turtles even and pythons.
The sea in the area is full of colourful fish and also mackerel which is a popular dish in the region. Ti is also possible to go snorkeling, kayaking and even sightseeing in the area on a day trip. Tourists looking for a Samui resort or a Samui hotel can stay at one of the hotels by the beach. Located on a peaceful stretch of sandy beach, Anantara Bophut Koh Samui, provides its guests unmatched comforts and great service. With more than 106 rooms with inimitable comforts and facilities a holiday here, which is sure to make one’s vacation, truly a holiday to remember.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Caliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.Google+